Diaz Research  

 The trusted hub for IT people and organization best practice  

About Diaz Research

Helping IT HR heads and IT leaders on IT HR issues has been my main focus for nearly 30 years. In that time I have been Practice Manager for Technology Media and Telecoms at global HR consulting firm the Hay Group (now part of Korn Ferry), then (from 2001) founding director of Diaz Research.

I started Diaz Research in 2001 as a completely independent and objective company whose research and events would never be undermined by a need to satify sponsors such as recruiters, trainers, or other suppliers. All clients are IT HR managers or IT leaders in large IT functions. There is no sponsorship or revenue whatsoever from suppliers.

Since late 2017 I have been providing on-demand IT HR consulting and research services. 


The IT HR focus and the independant approach has proved popular with companies such as:

ABN AMRO, Aegon, Airbus, Allied Irish Bank, American Express, AstraZeneca, Aviva, AXA, BAA, BAE Systems, Bank of England, Bank of Ireland, Barclays Bank, Barclays Capital, BBC, BNP Paribas, Boots Alliance, BP, British Airways/IAG, BT, BUPA, Cadbury Schweppes, Capital One, Carphone Warehouse, Centrica, Citi, Conoco Phillips, Credit Suisse, CSi [Australia], Danone, Deutsche Bank, Diageo, Dresdner Kleinwort, Edinburgh University, ESB [Dublin], Experian, Friends Provident, GlaxoSmithKline, Goldman Sachs, Heineken, HSBC, HSBC Investment Bank, ING, Irish Life, John Lewis Partnership, Legal & General, Legal Services Commission, Lloyds Banking Group, Marks & Spencer, Mars, Merrill Lynch & MBNA [BofA], Morgan Stanley, National Grid, Nationwide, Nestle, Network Rail, New York Life, Nokia, Novartis, Orange, PA Consulting, The Post Office, Prudential (UK), Prudential Financial (USA), RBS, Roche, RWE, SAB Miller, Sainsbury's, Santander, Severn Trent, Shell, Standard Chartered Bank, The Coca Cola Company, T-Mobile, WH Smith, Standard Life Aberdeen, Tesco, Thomson Reuters, UBS, Unilever, Virgin Media, Visa Europe, VocaLink/Mastercard, Zurich Insurance

Research resources

Diaz Research has over 15 years' of data and information about IT people management and IT HR in a wide range of sectors, companies and locations. This forms an unrivalled picture of underlying practices and long-term developments and trends upon which we can draw.


Diaz Research was initially a pure research company but in 2002 launched its first subscription-funded programme, providing a mix of research and meetings to clients across the UK and Ireland. Soon, programmes for investment banking and securities companies (Big City) and global companies headquartered mainly in Europe but also in the US and the Far East (Global Best) followed.

From 2017, the focus has been on consulting and research on demand, maintaining the position of being a trusted hub for large companies' IT functions. To keep in touch with developments in such services, and in the IT HR field generally, sign up for the (free) Diaz e-newsletter.

Legal ...

Diaz Research Limited is registered in England: 4038195. VAT registration number is (GB) 761254244. See Contact page for registered address.

The Diaz name ...

'Diaz' was chosen because of its strong connection to exploration: Bartolomeu Diaz was the man who first went round the Cape of Good Hope.